Work space in the air
Commissioned by the AkzoNobel Art Foundation for the Art Space, KAPKAR/ WS1P- AN redefines this communal area giving it new meaning.
Executed with our coatings, Haverman’s workspace represents a unique fusion of common and personal ground. Suspended between two pillars is a one-person workspace, floating above the floor. A place of seclusion and shelter, yet in full view of and open to all. KAPKAR/ WS1P- AN is truly a work place in the air.
The colors are derived from the new AkzoNobel colors for the new MacLaren F1 car MCL33, called Papaya Spark and Burton Blue (2018). The workspace is neutralized by a light bluegrey. The orange stripe is applied in one loop to accentuate the active area. ‘The Papaya Spark color was first used by founder Bruce McLaren’s original – and the choice to use it again in 2018 pays homage to McLaren’s racing victories.’ (AkzoNobel Art Foundation catalogue)
location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
dimension: 794 x 239 x 320 cm (l,w,h)
material: multiplex, steel, coatings
client: AkzoNobel Art Foundation
curator: Hester Alberdingk Thijm
venue: AkzoNobel Art Space, Headquarters
exhibtion: Common Ground 1+ 2
‘Connect in colour’ 2018/2019
presence: until March, 2021
manufacturing: Frank Havermans, Koos Schaart Adventures, Karin van Pinxteren
photography: Martin van Welzen, Amsterdam
video: Gerrit Schreurs, Den Haag